Albie M. Davis, served as a volunteer mediator with Urban Community Mediators in Dorchester beginning in 1980. She is the former Director of Mediation, District Court, Trial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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If you are looking for a inspiring read, consider 'Women at The Hague: The International Congress of Women and Its Results' authored by three American women: Jane Addams, Emily Green Balch and Alice Hamilton. I have two copies. An original published November 1915 by Macmillan Company. The second is a soft-cover published in 2003 by the University of Illinois Press with an enriching preface by Professor Harriet Hyman Alonso, City College of New York.
Interview with Albie Davis
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Albie Davis,, a pioneering community mediation leader, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Albie Davis: Central Ideas of Mediation - Video
Albie Davis names some central ideas to mediation and emphasizes that just being there and giving parties' your attention, thus making them feel safe, is what is central to the mediation process.
Mediation Inside: Presentation of Mary Parker Follett Award by Albie Davis
Albie Davis presents "An Evening with Mary Parker Follett" at the "Celebrate Our Work" Recognition Event of the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California.
Albie Davis: Example of Parties Resolving Own Dispute - Video
Albie Davis shares a story of neighbors who mediated and came up with a creative solution to their problem that Davis couldn't think to come up with.
Albie Davis: When a Mediation Process is Over - Video
Albie Davis shares her experience being at a conference and talking to a woman who had been through mediation, sharing how it felt when a mediation was finished.
Albie Davis: Training Mediators to Understand Emotions - Video
Albie Davis shares a training experience she had where when the parties were silent at a climactic point, the mediators in training were fearful, whereas the parties felt differently at that moment.
Albie Davis: Mediating With Bullies - Video
Albie Davis explains that she is okay with mediating with bullies and describes different types of bullies.
Albie Davis: Feeling Honored When Parties Were Entrusting - Video
Albie Davis describes an early experience where she felt honored to have people entrust her with the intimate detail of their lives, from which she had a strong sense of obligation to help them.
Albie Davis: Initial Intrigue With Mediation - Video
Albie Davis talks about falling into mediation by accident by seeing a neighborhood mediation program and being intrigued by that informality as opposed to the courtroom process.
Albie Davis: Mediation About Request - Video
Albie Davis remembers attending a conference and wondering why everyone was making mediation a complicated process when respect is the basic foundation for it all.
Albie Davis: Benefits to Muscle Mediation - Video
Albie Davis tells of an account where a judge coerced parties to mediate and settle after which the result was positive.